Dawn Garisch has been incubating two fantastic new courses to launch in 2019 (with a third one to hatch soon).  If you’ve been wanting to take your writing to a fresh and dynamic new place then these 2 intriguing new approaches will help to invigorate your writing in the new year :

#1: My Life as a Work of Fiction

We all have unfinished business. We lie awake at night, not knowing how to proceed in a difficulty, our thoughts looping. We have done everything we can to try to resolve a seemingly insoluble problem. Writing can be helpful, bringing new information to the surface, changing anxiety into curiosity, and providing relief and well-being. We will start by identifying core conflicts in your life. These can feel too intransigent or overwhelming to write as memoir, or you might just want to explore them using a different tool. Giving the dilemma to fictional characters can provide the distance you need to expand and intensify the dramatic tensions, and to let the story unfold.

Imagination can switch off the rational, list-making, treadmill mind, allowing what we don’t know we don’t know about the situation to emerge.

You are welcome to stay with writing memoir as a means to explore and deepen your inquiry into the themes that bind your life. Beginner writers are welcome.

This is a 3-day course running over a weekend Fri- Sun from 9am – 3pm.

#2: Shape and Theme (Editing Course)

What are you writing about underneath what you are writing about? What story are you living through memoir or fiction? What is the best way to tell it?

This course is for writers who already have a folder of work. Over six consecutive Sunday evenings, you will discover more about the relationship between form, content and the underlying theme, and how to tell the story more effectively.

This course takes place over 6 consecutive Sunday evenings from 4pm – 7pm.

As this is intensive small group work, numbers will be limited. Please commit to at least 5 of the 6 sessions, as this is a process that requires continuity.

Check out the dates of our upcoming courses and book your courses here.

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